Meet Dr. Scott Hood

Because Chico has such a small-town feel, my professional and personal life is unique. I cannot go anywhere without seeing someone I know. This gives me and my family a great feeling of community and togetherness that I could not have if not for my profession and all my great patients.

The reason I am an orthodontist is because of my great experience as an orthodontic patient when I was younger. I want my patients to have as positive an experience as I did!

Professional Experience

I have been practicing orthodontics since 1989, and love the chance to get to know my wonderful patients! I love seeing the dental changes in my patients, but also love watching the changes a beautiful smile can make in their lives!

Each patient brings his or her own unique personality and treatment goals to the office. I enjoy getting to know each person individually and strive to make sure each experience is a great one. I enjoy the positive effect our patients have on us, as well as our positive effect on their lives.

My team brings their individual talents and personalities to create not only beautiful smiles but great relationships with our patients. Most of my team have been with me for years and feel like family. They make our patients feel like part of the family, too!

Education and Continuing Education

I graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1989. Then I obtained my Master of Science and completed my orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University in 1992.

I believe it is incredibly important to stay current with new techniques, technologies, and advancements within orthodontics and dentistry, so I attend numerous continuing education courses throughout the year. This commitment to continuing education enables me to provide my patients with the highest, most current orthodontics available.

Family and Community

I am originally from Apple Valley, and have lived in Chico since 1992. My lovely wife Dani and I have a daughter named Kaila and a son named Kobe. When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports.

I am also active in our community, and have been a member of the Chico Chamber of Commerce for more than 17 years. I have also been active with the Northern California Cleft Palate Panel for more than 15 years, and sponsor numerous community sports in Chico and surrounding areas.